Mr. Fitch is dedicated to protecting the rights of people who survived sexual abuse. The trauma of sexual abuse, especially when the victim is a child, can leave victims with a lifetime of emotional turmoil and hurt. Some will spend a great deal of their lives trying to recover from their pain.
We understand these instances of abuse cause emotional damage, as well as obvious physical harm. Many abuse victims are left dealing with complicated, difficult feelings of confusion, depression, anger, and shame as they attempt to rebuild their lives. Many are embarrassed or ashamed to admit they have been the victims of abuse.
Let the Fitch Law Firm LLC Help You Seek the Justice You Deserve
If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse, you may be entitled to compensation from the perpetrator or the entity for whom they were employed, such as a school, religious organization, or private company. Even though the offenders may be brought to justice in criminal court, sexual abuse victims can take legal action by filing a civil lawsuit as well.
A civil lawsuit can give a sexual abuse victim the chance to gain some measure of accountability and justice against the offender if criminal proceedings have failed. It also gives them the opportunity to secure financial compensation for the injuries and losses they have experienced.
We Offer Free Consultations to Sexual Abuse Victims
Recovering from sexual abuse can be a stressful, painful, and overwhelming experience. The Fitch Law Firm LLC will help guide you through this difficult time, giving you peace of mind knowing that your legal rights are being protected while you recover. We are passionate about fighting for the justice you deserve.
Call today for a free consultation with a Columbus, Ohio-based, experienced sexual abuse attorney. We’ll help you get through this difficult process.
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Sexual Abuse Victims Have Rights, and We Want to Protect Them
Sexual abuse can be defined as any unwanted or non-consensual sexual activity and can range from inappropriate touching all the way to rape. As children are unable to legally consent to sex, any sexual conduct with a child is a violation of the law.
Children are impressionable and can be more easily coerced into becoming victims of sexual abuse. They are often too frightened to say anything. They are especially vulnerable to anyone in positions of authority, including teachers, coaches, older family members, or members of the clergy. Statistics show that more than 90% of sexual assaults involving children aged 17 or younger were committed by someone who knew the victim.
Some victims of sexual crimes are not able to confront or admit the abuse until they reach adulthood. It is important for all sexual abuse victims to understand that the abuse was not their fault. Each sexual abuse survivor will handle their recovery process in his or her own unique way.
We Help Victims Hold Their Abusers Accountable
At the Fitch Law Firm LLC, we know that no amount of money can ever make up for the trauma sexual abuse victims have experienced. However, we also know that the offenders must be held accountable, and the victims must receive some measure of justice. We are making sure the abusers are held legally responsible and that we can help victims move toward a place of healing.
Call today to consult our compassionate, experienced professionals who know how to deal with sexual abuse lawsuits and can help you.
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Recoverable Damages in Sexual Abuse Cases
Taking legal action in a sexual abuse case can help victims recover compensation for the losses they have suffered. Damages can be economic and non-economic. Economic damages are out-of-pocket costs that can be documented with records, while non-economic damages do not have an assigned dollar value but are significant enough to affect someone’s physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being.
Examples of economic damages are:
- Medical expenses
- Medications, assistive devices
- Therapy and counseling for mental health disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Loss of wages, benefits
- Reduced earning ability
- Property damage
Examples of non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Loss of companionship
Our Firm Gets Results for Our Clients
Mr. John Fitch, principal and founder of the Fitch Law Firm LLC, obtained a verdict of $134 million* on behalf of Amanda Brandt, who, at ages 11 and 12, was abused by Roy Pompa, one of Ohio’s most notorious predators. The verdict, rendered by a Cuyahoga County, Ohio, jury in November 2019, is believed to be one of the largest personal injury verdicts in the state’s history.
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Contact the Attorneys at the Fitch Law Firm Today for Help
When a victim experiences these mental health difficulties, it is very important that they get access to the necessary help and support that will help in their stability and recovery. The professionals at the Fitch Law Firm LLC understand the importance of getting victims the help they need and are dedicated to getting them justice.
If you have been sexually abused, and are experiencing mental health difficulties, call us today to see how we can help. Note: We recommend that you consult with a domestic relations attorney for advice concerning spouse on spouse abuse.